The Kidney

The Kidney

Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editors: Charles Rouiller, Alex F. Muller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266510

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The Kidney: Morphology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Volume II provides a comprehensive information of the kidney under normal and pathological conditions, as revealed by physiological, biochemical, and morphological studies. This book focuses on the developments in the investigation of renal structure and function, particularly on the molecular and subcellular level. Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the various methods and applications of the explantation of the embryonic kidney. This text then examines the different experimental glomerular diseases by describing certain morphologic features of reaction of the glomerulus to injury. Other chapters review the various data concerning spontaneous tumors and tumors caused by various agents, including hormonal, chemical, viral, or physical. This book discusses as well the pathogenesis, histopathology, and bacteriology of experimental pyelonephritis. The final chapter explains the practical significance of the role of viruses in kidney disease. This book is a valuable resource for biochemists, pathologists, morphologist, physiologists, pharmacologists, and clinicians.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Other Volumes

    1. Expiants of Embryonic Kidney: Techniques and Applications


    I. Explanation Techniques

    II. The Differentiation of Kidney Primordia by Culture Techniques

    III. Application of the Techniques to Organotype Culture of Tumors

    IV. Cultures of Embryonic Organs Associated with Mesonephros


    2. Experimental Glomerular Diseases

    I. Introduction

    II. Hypersensitivity Glomerular Diseases

    III. Glomerular Abnormalities due to Freund's Adjuvant

    IV. Naturally Occurring Glomerular Disease

    V. Glomerular Disease due to Colloidal Materials

    VI. Glomerular Alterations Resulting from Intravascular Coagulation

    VII. Glomerular Lesions Produced by Microorganisms or Products of Microorganisms

    VIII. Glomerular Abnormalities Produced by Radiation

    IX. Glomerular Abnormalities Produced by Cortisone

    X. Glomerular Disease due to Renal Vein Occlusion

    XL Glomerular Lesions in Experimental Diabetes

    XII. Glomerular Lesions due to Miscellaneous Toxins

    XIII. Renal Amyloidosis

    XIV. Summary of Pathogenetic Mechanisms in Experimental Glomerulonephritis

    XV. Possible Relationship of Experimental Models to Human Glomerular Diseases


    3. Experimental Kidney Tumors


    I. Spontaneous Kidney Tumors in Animals

    II. Kidney Tumors Caused by Virus

    III. Kidney Tumors Caused by Chemical Agents

    IV. Kidney Tumors Induced by Hormones in Hamsters

    V. Radiation-Induced Kidney Tumors

    VI. Conclusion


    4. Experimental Pyelonephritis

    I. Scope of This Review

    II. Pathogenesis of Pyelonephritis

    III. The Renal Lesion in Experimental Pyelonephritis

    IV. Pyelonephritis and Hypertension

    V. Summary


    5. Erythropoietin

    I. Definition

    II. Historical Summary

    III. Methods of Assay of Erythropoietin

    IV. Purification and Nature of Erythropoietin

    V. Erythropoietin Production and Regulation of Erythropoiesis

    VI. Relation between Endocrine Glands and Erythropoietin

    VII. The Mechanism of Action of Erythropoietin

    VIII. Metabolism of Erythropoietin

    IX. Site of Production of Erythropoietin

    X. Clinical Aspects


    6. Experimental Renal Toxicity

    I. Introduction

    II. Toxic Changes of the Kidney


    7. Kidney and Viruses

    I. Introduction

    II. Viruria

    III. Inclusion-Bearing Cells in Urinary Sediment and Their Significance

    IV. Nephropathy Accompanying Known or Suspected Virus Infections

    V. Viruses and Renal Transplantation

    VI. General Comments on Viruses and Kidney Disease

    VII. Susceptibility of Kidney Cells to Virus in Vitro and in Vivo

    VIII. Viruses and Cancer of the Kidney


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266510

About the Editors

Charles Rouiller

Alex F. Muller

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